Parenting is so OVERemotional, no-one can argue with that.

In February, Fisher-Price will be launching their OVERjoyed Campaign, celebrating the Real Joys of Motherhood. Launching soon, you’ll be able to share a photo with your ‘OVER___’ caption, marking a special moment of your journey.

As a Fisher-Price Mom Ambassador, I’ll also be sharing my memories. Being the first, I thought I’d start from the beginning. The moment that started my motherhood story.

When I was expecting my Isabelle, circa 2004.

I call this, OVERexcited as she was highly OVERanticipated and while at times I was way too OVERstimulated. Yet I embraced pregnancy and what was to come, 100%.

I dived into reading parenting books and journalling my pregnancy {I guess you could call it my first blog!}. As well, I embraced new projects like shopping for gear and decorating the room. While I didn’t know that Isabelle was a ‘she’ until she was born, I must have had a feeling. Looking back,  what I bought and how I decorated was so feminine. She was meant to be!

So, here’s the beginning of ‘my Motherhood‘.


Link up and tell me in a comment, What would your OVER___ moment be?

… and yes, I am never, ever wordless. Call me OVERchatty.


I’m apart of the Fisher-Price Play Panel and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation
with being a Fisher-Price Play Ambassador {#FisherPriceMoms}. The opinions on this blog are my own.




  1. I have to say over-paranoid. When I had my first child I read through all the illnesses and such. But good to know!

    1. Yes! With my first I was OVERparanoid too, I recall running away from lunch meat in fear. Everything, good and bad, was a learning experience, right?

  2. Beautiful room. And congrats to you if I haven’t already said so in previous comments.

  3. I would say Over-Sick. Morning sickness the whole 9 months, even vomiting as I was delivering lol. Needless to say, I am not one who enjoys being pregnant.

  4. With my first pregnancy, there was a lot of OVER eating! It was my license to eat. I gained 65 lbs. Yikes! But once he was born I was OVER joyed. What a blessing both kids are. 🙂

    1. YES!! Same here, OVEReat – that was me as well. I gained as much with my first as I did with the twins! Chips and dip with slurpees, that was my craving with my first. I went at it hardcore!!

  5. I’m definitely OVERextended right now. I never stop and have a hard time saying no. Especially to events the kids want to go to.

    1. Surgery is always nerve wracking, and I guess you can lump it all together and say that nothing in parenting ever goes as planned!

  6. OVERstressed. I take everything to heart and worry about every little thing. I didn’t enjoy my pregnancy because of it, which in the end didn’t matter because what I was so worried about and trying to avoid happened anyway. Turned out to be not the end of the world and I have a beautiful son 🙂

    1. You had an incredible journey bringing your little man into this world, Randa. Maybe you had a sixth sense the whole time, maybe it was all underlying stress..?? Ya, I also OVERthink everything!! lol

  7. Congrats. I remember my first pregancy, I was sick for the few few months, I had heartburn. It was all worth it.

  8. I have to go with what Theresa said. I was sick the entire length of both of my pregnancies. I’m glad I did it, but I’m also glad that part is over!

  9. That’s a great pic of you. One thing I can remember about my motherhood journey is being OVERworked. Not by the kids, but work. I really wish I could have been a SAHM. There are many more things I wish I could have taught my children myself.


    1. Goos one Sophia! I worked right up DD with my oldest, it was tough since it had lifting involved. Then, I worked right until before I had the twins – I know exactly what you mean, I missed so much when my first was little. Makes me sad to think about it.

    1. That was with Belle – she was born 4 days before her Due Date. I was induced with the twins at 36 weeks, since i was measuring 50 weeks. Seriously. I was a whale. I think I have a photo on FB, of us at the fair just before – walked all day out there in the blistering heat and they wouldn’t budge. I wasn’t happy, so I decided to evict them. lol

    1. pretty at the time, funny how I already see it as terribly outdated! 2004!
      I must be getting old…

    1. Hi Karren.
      Thank you and nope, they are fraternal – so different in each and every way.
      In fact, I have strangers that argue with me about them being twins. Honestly.

  10. I would say I’m OVER enthusiastic sometimes! lol You looked so cute preggers. I looked like the Michelan Man. Ha!

    1. Speaking of, did you see me when I was PG with the twins? Michelan Man and a half. Whoa!

  11. I’m a Daddy, but I was OVERwhelmed with joy when my son was born, OVERcome with a little helplessness as I couldn’t do anything to ease the pain, and now I’m OVERwhelmed with fear/anxiety as my son is going to be starting school very soon 🙁

    1. Nice to get a Daddy’s opinion, you said it perfectly! You’ll have to snag a photo and put that up when Fisher-Price launches that section of the site!

    1. Amen! What is it about parenting and the inability to say no, and take on way too much?!

  12. That’s a great picture, and the room did look nice!!

    I’d say overextended…I often times find myself overextended, but I do it to myself.

  13. Pregnant with twins both times and working full time until close to the end both times, I would have to say the word was OVERwhelmed!

    1. What?!!? TWo sets Heidi? Wow woman, we need to chat more. Are you on Twitter?
      OVERwhelmed, yes and yes!!

  14. I was overjoyed at the thought of being a mother. Our kids bring me joy each and every day. Love them!

  15. Love that Cabbage Patch kid in the crib. I was OVER pregnancy by 36 week with my first. I had been on bedrest by 6 weeks at that point and wanted out! LOL

    1. That one is Wayne, hubbys cabbage patch from when he was a kid. I also have my 3.
      I’m glad I was never put on bedrest, I’m not the type to lay and relax, how did you pass the time?

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